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  • Upcoming Seminars

    "Polyphenols and Metabolic Disease:
    A Tale of a Chinese Vine and beyond"

    Dr. Michael Wyss
    Professor of Neurobiology
    University of Alabama
    at Birmingham

    Friday, April 11th, 2014
    12:00 noon
     Room CW106

    "Hypertension, Endothelial Dysfunction and Angiotensin Too"

    Sean P. Didion, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Department of Pharmacology

    Monday, April 14th, 2014
    12:00 noon
    Room 6A

    2014 Experimental Biology Practice Talks

    “The Dahl S Rat on Normal Salt Diet is a Spontaneous Model of Preeclampsia”
    presented by Ms. Ellen Gillis
    “IL-10 Supplementation Suppressed Hypertension and  Inflammation in Response to Placental Ischemia During Pregnancy"  
    presented by Ms. Ashlyn Harmon 

     "Normal Pregnant Tregs Inhibit Pathophysiology Associated with Hypertension in Response to Reduced Uterine Perfusion Pressure in Pregnant Rats"  
    presented by Dr. Denise Cornelius

    "Initial characterization of leptin receptor knockout Dahl salt-sensitive (SS) rats"  
    presented by Ms. Kasi McPherson

    Thursday, April 17th, 2014
    10:00 AM
    Room 6A 

Pharmacology and Toxicology

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  • Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

    The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is chaired by Dr. Richard Roman, who has established a dynamic, well-funded research environment. The research interests of the faculty are diverse; however, two broad areas of interests are cardiovascular/renal pharmacology and cancer therapy.

    Multidisciplinary approaches, ranging from development of genetic animal models and whole animal pharmacological/physiological measurements to single cell and molecular measurements, are utilized to perform state-of-the-art translational research on metabolic-, cardiovascular-, renal- and cancer-related diseases. Core facilities for tissue culture, genomics, mass spectrometry, imaging and electrophysiology are established to support these research efforts.


    The mission of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is to perform basic and translational pharmacological research, train a new generation of basic scientists in pharmacology and teach medical and dental students. To accomplish this mission, the department has 16 full-time teaching/research faculty, necessary support staff and well-equipped laboratories and core facilities.

    Typically, eight to 12 graduate students pursuing a PhD are in the department in any given year. In addition to training graduate students, the department teaches medical and dental students pharmacology and therapeutics and maintains outreach efforts to local high schools, colleges and universities.